Display Message

The Display Message task enables you send a message to any managed device (client computer, tablet, mobile, etc.). The message will be displayed on the screen to inform the user.

Windows - The message is displayed as a notification.

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In Windows, the Display Message Client Task uses the command msg.exe which is present only in Windows Professional/Enterprise editions. As a result, you cannot use this task to display a message on a client computer running Windows Home edition.

macOS and Linux - The message is displayed only in a terminal.


To see the message in macOS or Linux, you first need to open the terminal.


Enter basic information about the task, such as the Name and optional Description. Task Category and Task Type are pre-selected based on your previous choice. The Task Type (see the list of all Client Tasks) defines the settings and the behavior for the task.


You can enter a Title and type in your Message.


Review the summary of configured settings and click Finish. The Client Task is now created and a pop-up window will open. We recommend that you click Create Trigger to specify when this Client Task should be executed and on what Targets. If you click Close, you can create a Trigger later. To create a trigger afterward, select the client task instance and select Run on from the drop-down menu.